My fixture is an old style one with a 2 1/2" clearance from the top edge of the fixture to the ceiling.

Any advice?

Concerned homeowner 47

  • CFLs cause headaches. My advice is to replace your light bulb with one that does not cause headaches.
    – Jasper
    Oct 8, 2015 at 18:38

1 Answer 1


Yes, it's safe. The CFL touching the glass probably heats it less than the incandescent did an inch or two away.

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